Black and white photograph of Bryant College's Henry L. Jacobs Library at 128 Hope Street, Providence, RI.
One of the measures the new college President, Gardner Jacobs, took to get the college accredited by the New England Association of College and Secondary Schools (NEASC) was to increase the library's holdings. In 1961, the school bought a large mansion on Hope Street, which was a former residence, and converted it into a library. The new wing (on the left), that was added a year later, provided an additional 5,000 feet of space.
Bryant College achieved NEASC accreditation in 1964.